MINIS IN THE OZARKS | 2021 ANNUAL EVENT
In 2020 we introduced a scaled-down MITO – no paid registration, no group dinners or parties — and asked people to meet at certain times and enjoy the drives. Despite the pandemic, our plan worked and we had 75 cars that enjoyed the weekend.
For 2021 we are going to scale up from 2020, but keep the event simpler than past years. This reduces two things – your cost to attend and our labor to organize – while not detracting from the real reason everyone is there, which is to enjoy the roads and each other’s company.
The headquarters will still be the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and special room rates still apply. Call the hotel directly at 479.253.9768 for reservations. Our receptions and drives will leave from the lower parking lot. There is no registration fee for attending MITO. In return, you don’t get a name badge or a bag full or freebies that you throw away when you get home.
MITO reception — Friday October 22, and Saturday, October 23, 5 to 7 p.m.
Meet and greet your fellow motorers on Friday and Saturday evening in the lower parking lot and convention center. A cash bar will be available and we have room inside if the weather is cold or rainy. This is a great opportunity to find some friends and make plans to enjoy dinner at one of Eureka Springs many restaurants.
We will have a room in the convention center where the Basket Raffle will be set up on Friday and Saturday evenings. You can purchase tickets Friday and Saturday night, with the winners drawn at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday.
Group Photo and Car Show Saturday – 3 p.m.
We will resurrect the group photo and hold the car show at the same time. We do ask for a $5/car donation to the Passion Play for the use of their parking lot and the boom truck. We are doing away with the parade through Eureka to give people more time to mingle at the car show and group photo.
Group photo organized by Arkansas Mini Owners Klub. Car show by OKMINI.
There will be no on-site t-shirt sales. Event t-shirts are now available at the link below. Note we offer a variety of styles, colors and materials so you can customize your t-shirt just like you have your MINI. Note on sizes – order a size larger than you think you need, or more. Expect to wait a couple of weeks for your order to arrive. Don’t wait until the last minute if you want to sport your t-shirt at the event.
A tentative schedule of drives and events can be found at the link below.